Therapist Profile

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Danièle Massie

Moving To Change Psychotherapy

39 Alvin Ave, Suite 2
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 2A7
(416) 402-6871 (phone)

(Yonge/St-Clair) 3 min. walk from subway; free parking on Heath St. E. (a very short cul-de-sac E. of Alvin) or the Green P Parking right across the way.

People seek change and choose to work with a therapist for a variety of reasons. It could be that you are struggling with depression, or experiencing difficulties in your relationships (work, personal, family), or are a highly sensitive person (HSP) easily overcome by stress or anxiety. Chances are you are feeling stuck in some way. If you are ready to explore personal issues in a supportive and confidential environment, I welcome your call.

I work with men and women who are interested in making lasting change by engaging in a creative and experiential approach to personal change. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Certified Gestalt Therapist (Cert. GIT, Gestalt Institute of Toronto), as well as a Level II Emotional Freedom Techniques™ / EFT Practitioner (EFT Cert. II, AAMET). My mind/body approach, Moving To Change Psychotherapy, also integrates my 25 years of mindfulness practices with movement and body awareness work.

enter image description hereI offer individual psychotherapy sessions, couples therapy as well as HSP and EFT groups/workshops. I specialize in trauma recovery as well as in working with HSPs who wish to better understand where and how their high sensitivity has caused them to either push themselves too hard in order to fit in, or to overprotect themselves, when what they really long for is to be part of the world.

If you are interested in personal development or want support in addressing particular areas of concern, I offer a place where you can:

  • gain a deeper and fuller understanding of your experience as it unfolds
  • be heard, seen, witnessed and valued / receive feedback
  • learn to communicate more clearly and directly
  • explore new choices and perspectives / develop more resilience
  • use your energy to support yourself and your goals
  • acquire effective practices and tools for change / cultivate better boundaries
  • be better equipped to navigate through life's challenges and opportunities
  • experience more aliveness, satisfaction and authenticity in your life

I offer a 15-minute introductory phone consultation at no charge during which we can discuss your needs, see how my approach can be helpful to you, and determine if we are a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you.

When we presence something, we let our attention rest fully on it. Presencing has no judgment, no agenda. It simply is. For many of us, the initial wound to our wholeness was the withdrawal of attention. Human beings need attention in order to grow and flourish. ––Gay Hendricks + Kathlyn Hendricks

  • Certification

    Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Gestalt Therapist, EFT Cert. II
  • Fees

    $100/55 min. Individual Therapy; $165/85 min. Couples Therapy; $45/115 min. Group Therapy/Workshops (HST not incl.)
  • Training

    Certified Gestalt therapist (Cert. GIT); Level II EFT Practitioner (EFT Cert. II)
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Art Therapy, Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Dream Work, Experiential Therapy, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Psychodrama, Somatic, and Spiritual Direction
  • Focus

    Abuse in Childhood, Anxiety, Authenticity, Body Awareness, Body Image, Career and Work, Coping Skills, Couples Work, Creative Expression, Depression, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Healing, Experiential, Grief, Identity, LGBT-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, Life Dissatisfaction, Life Transitions, Loss and Grief, Procrastination, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity, Sexual Trauma, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, and Other
  • Age Specialty

    Youth (20 - 25), Adults, and Elders
  • Religious Specialty

  • Spoken Language

    English and French
  • Session Format

    Private Sessions, Phone Sessions, and Skype Sessions